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06-05-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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I'm new here, I have a problem

Hi, I'm new here. I'm primarily an artist but nowadays I do photography more than paint. I've been a serious photographer for over 25 years. I've had a Pentax *ist D since about the time they came out. (I think someone's cat got on the keyboard and gave it that strange name.) To be perfectly honest, I haven't been happy with the camera. The auto focus stinks and I miss a lot of shots. But it has always taken good pictures when I can get it to fire.

For the last couple months, the pictures are all over exposed and the high lights especially are washed out. It doesn't matter what lighting or which lens I have on the camera. It's hard to even correct them on my computer. Today it was overcast and the lighting was very soft and it still did it. None of the setting have been changed. I've tried changing the lighting and contrast setting and changing which meter pattern I use. I can only make it worse. Could my sensor be going bad?


06-05-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, it may pay you to post your question in the Pentax Beginners forum as I'm sure you'll get a better response there.
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You might try posting a sample with EXIF data intact.

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